Luonna “Lu” Uhde, 69, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 15, 2021, at home, surrounded in love with her family at her side.
Luonna was born June 18, 1951, in Evansville, Indiana, to the late Edwin Lee Daws and Lois Daws Blackburn. She was a proud graduate of the Mount Vernon High School Class of 1969. She worked for ADM Milling for several years before being employed and retiring from the MSD of Mount Vernon.
Luonna is survived by her amazing husband of 32 years, Stephen Uhde; son, Eric English and wife, Penny, of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughter, Elysia Isham and husband, Jason, of New Harmony, Ind.; two granddaughters, who were the pride and joy of their Mimi, Lida Isham and Ella English; sisters, Nancy (Thomas) Rivers, and Melissa Summers; brothers, Wayne Eddie (Donna) Daws, and Micheal (Annie) Summers; sister-in-law, Martha Maile; numerous loving nieces, nephews and cousins; best friend and partner in fun, Carol Hawkins.
Lu was a loving wife, nurturing and proud mother. and a caring and loyal friend. She had a bold courageous soul, fierce loving heart, and a strong determined mind. Her greatest pleasure in life was being “Mimi” to her two remarkable granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Duane Daws; sister, Melinda Summers; aunts and uncles.
Thanks are not enough to Dr. Kimberly Foster for truly listening, understanding, and investigating her concerns. Bless the surgical hands and expert mind of Dr. Jeanna Schilder who gifted us precious time. To Dr. Sharon Robertson for always showing optimism and making options available. A special thank you to Dr. Edward Fox and all the skilled nurses who assisted her through her battle with ovarian cancer. We are also grateful for the compassionate care and love shown by Lynn and Jason at SouthernCare Hospice.
Luonna courageously fought with all her strength and will be deeply missed by all whom she loved.
No formal services will be held. A celebration of Luonna’s life will be held Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Brittlebank Pavilion from noon until 4 p.m. All who loved her are welcome to attend.
Memorial donations may be made to the Posey Humane Society in honor of Luonna at 6500 Leonard Rd N., Mount Vernon, IN 47620. Furry four legs always had a special place in her heart.